Duty of the Chancellor

The Chancellor is the ceremonial, or titular, head of the University of Alberta and is elected by the University's Senate to serve a four-year term in accordance with Alberta's Post-Secondary Learning Act (2003), Section 9. In addition to chairing the University of Alberta Senate, the Chancellor serves as a member of the Board of Governors and represents the University at ceremonial occasions. The Chancellor presides over all degree-conferring ceremonies of the University (i.e., Convocation) and confers degrees upon those to which they are entitled.

Meet the Current Chancellor

For inquiries about event invitations, speaking opportunities, or scheduling of the Chancellor, please contact Amissa in the Senate Office.

Contact the University of Alberta Chancellor

Chancellor Nizar
Office of the Chancellor & Senate
322 Art & Convocation Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB     T6G 2E6
Phone:  780.492.2268

Contact the Senate Staff